Who doesn’t love the incomparable sounds of Frank Sinatra? Stan Pappas has been a Sinatra fan for decades, and he will share his vocal tribute to Sinatra on Saturday, January 25, 7:00pm at the Mesquite Community Theatre. Pappas, a seasoned showman, brings his favorite Sinatra songs to life as he presents his tribute show that benefits the Virgin Valley Theatre Group.
Tickets are $15, and can be purchased in advance at the Mesquite Fine Arts Center, Mesquite Veterinary Clinic, Front Porch Flowers and Gifts, and the Mesquite UPS store. Tickets are also available online at www.MCTNV.com or at the theatre box office at 150 N. Yucca Street, Mesquite, before the performance.
Pappas grew up loving music. He was hooked on Sinatra at age 11. He majored in music in college. This San Francisco native moved to Mesquite two years ago from Sonoma, California. He had strayed from his career path in music to become a shoe designer for 30 years, and later a mortgage broker in Sonoma where he also was program director and radio personality for KSVY Sonoma. Over the years he developed a Frank Sinatra Tribute show that he performed on radio and live at leading restaurants and lounges throughout northern California.
Since he moved here two years ago with his wife, Betty, Pappas has reprised his Sinatra show for Mesquite, performing at the Mesquite Community Theatre in 2018. Much to the delight of his Sinatra fans, he is back for another performance on January 25. He will perform with recorded orchestra from original arrangements by Nelson Riddle, Billie May and County Basie. He will be joined on stage by some of Mesquite’s finest dancers and a “mystery” Nancy Sinatra tribute singer.
This will probably be Pappas’ last public performance. “I’m ready to retire from the professional stage, but intend to continue doing private performances for senior residences in the area.” He recently entertained at New Year’s parties at Mesa Valley Senior Community in Mesquite and in St George. “I want to share my music with these folks my age who remember Sinatra well.” He notes that memory care residents often sing along with the words of those songs they enjoyed when they were young.
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear a real showman pay tribute to one of the greatest showmen of them all, Frank Sinatra.